Franz Foerster

Brief Life History of Franz

Franz Foerster was born on 12 April 1820, in Austria as the son of Peter Joseph Foerster and Anna Sophia Mueller. He married Helena Kratze about 1853, in Fayette, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 18 August 1885, in O'Quinn, Fayette, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Schulenburg, Fayette, Texas, United States.

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Franz Foerster
Helena Kratze
Marriage: about 1853
Franz Ludwig Foerster
Helena Foerster
Juliana Foerster
Julius Foerster
Heinrich Foerster
Charles Foerster
Fredrich Wilhelm Foerster
Ernst Joseph Foerster
Anna Foerster
Ferdinand L Foerster
Maria Foerster

Sources (11)

  • Franz Foerster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Franz Foerster, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Foerster Foerster in entry for Ferd L Foerster, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.


Ludwig von Beethoven dies. A German native, he dies in Vienna, Austria.


Historical Boundaries: 1838: Fayette, Republic of Texas 1845: Fayette, Texas, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Gerda, Hans, Kurt, Otto, Claus, Erwin, Alois, Bernd, Christoph, Detlef, Erna, Gerd.

German (Förster): see Forster .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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